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Safety Advice During Heavy Storms in Andover

12/4/2016 (Permalink)

Stay safe during a flood. Afterwards, call the technicians at SERVPRO to assess and remediate!

SERVPRO can Remediate your Storm Damaged Property

Serious storm damage can take a toll on your home, but safety for its occupants should always be your first priority. SERVPRO has seen multiple unfortunate cases where homeowners try to protect their property at risk to themselves, and the injuries that came with those mistakes. Staying safe during a major storm is no laughing matter, and if it comes down to it, you should always prioritize your life and health over that of your home. After all, professionals like SERVPRO can reverse the damage to your home, but a lost life can never be restored.
Stay on the Second Floor
Any storm damage to an Andover home that involves flooding will hit the first floor long before the second making those upper floors a much safer place than down below. If your home does have two floors, or perhaps an attic, staying elevated could save you from serious injury if the storm brings in flood waters. If your home has a single floor, try to find a secure spot, and make sure any basements are vacant.
Stay Away from Running Water
Although most modern homes have sufficient protection from lightning, it is best to try to keep your use of running water to a minimum during a thunderstorm. This includes bathing, showering, and even usage of the sink. Ideally, you should have some bottled water around in case of an emergency.
Pack Away Breakables
If you have received a flood warning or know one is inbound, taking a few minutes to get breakable objects up high and in a secure position could save money on restorations and someone in the house from future injury. If objects are allowed to break, they can create cutting hazards, and with the unclean waters of a flood, these can lead to serious infection.
SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County has years of experience dealing with flooding and other heavy water damage, and is ready to respond at all hours should you need us. Just give us a call at (763) 712-9712.

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